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What should I get for a metal detector?

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by Bent Benny, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
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    I dive tourist beaches and local swimming holes. On my last dive, two weeks ago, I found two gold and three silver rings. Detecting where "regular" Beach Detectorists can't go yields BIG rewards!

    My Underwater Metal Detector of choice is the Minelab Excalibur II, BTW.
     
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  2. calabash digger

    calabash digger Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Calabash N.C.
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    I use a Equinox 800 for 10 ft or less and Excal II for the rest.
     
  3. MukaOrb

    MukaOrb Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: ГЫФ
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    I prefer using Minelab X-TERRA 305 as it's comfortable
     
  4. Northannstal

    Northannstal Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: UK
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    Hi there, I use a budget version it is Fisher F22 Weather Resistant Metal Detector. When you are a beginner, you want something simple and lightweight. The Fisher weighs just 2.3lbs, and you can easily place it on your shoulders and arms. It is comfortable to carry and swing around. It is weather-resistant and can be used for metal hunting to a depth of 9 inches. I use it very often for about 2 years and it works fantastic. I can also recommend you where you can find the one you need, you can just visit site where you will find some until info about all kinds of metal detectors.
     
  5. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Jupiter, Florida, United States
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    9 Inches is not deep enough for Scuba Diving!
     
  6. Dutch Mermaid

    Dutch Mermaid Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Netherlands
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    We also have an older minelab excal, still figuring it out and haven't actually used it diving yet. Any tips for that specific one? It's like almost the first one out there. Also didn't pay too much for it. Found my first coind with it the other day on the beach.
     
  7. pepperbelly

    pepperbelly Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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    Anyone like the Garrett AT Pro?
    I will mostly be in freshwater.
     
  8. greeniguana

    greeniguana Nassau Grouper

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    I think the AT pro is only submersible to 10 feet......
     
  9. pepperbelly

    pepperbelly Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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    How do the true underwater detectors do above ground?
    Or should I just have both?

    The swim areas I will be hitting are all fairly shallow so the AT Pro might work for me for now.
     

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